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Bad advice : or why celebrities, politicians, and activists aren't your best source of health information

Author: Paul A Offit
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
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Science doesn’t speak for itself. Neck-deep in work that can be messy and confounding and naïve in the ways of public communication, scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter celebrities, advocates, lobbyists, and the funders behind them, who take advantage of scientists’ reluctance to provide easy answers, flooding the media with misleading or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Offit, Paul A.
Bad advice.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017056425
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Offit
ISBN: 9780231546935 0231546939
OCLC Number: 1027728825
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages)
Contents: Prologue: On being naïve --
What science is --
and what it isn't --
White mice and windowless rooms --
An alibi for ignorance --
Feeding the beast --
To debate or not to debate --
Make 'em laugh --
Science goes to the movies --
The Emperor's new clothes --
Judgment day --
The nuclear option --
Pharma shill --
A ray of hope --
Epilogue: The end of the tour.
Responsibility: Paul A. Offit, M.D.
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Paul A. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the dos and don'ts of battling misinformation. From conspiracy theories linking vaccines to autism to Holocaust and climate-change denial. Bad Advice is a  Read more...

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